Period
to 28 November 2020

The table below provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in London with a requirement for knowledge and experience of Microsoft products and/or services. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Microsoft over the 6 months to 28 November 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

The figures below represent the IT contractor job market in general and are not representative of contractor rates within the Microsoft Corporation.

Microsoft
England > London
6 months to
28 Nov 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 14 12 12
Rank change year-on-year -2 0 0
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 1,464 3,858 4,652
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 9.18% 11.00% 10.01%
As % of the Vendors category 23.06% 27.48% 25.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,132 2,750 3,237
Median daily rate £473 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% - -
10th Percentile £225 £181 £181
90th Percentile £645 £650 £638
England median daily rate £425 £425 £425
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 147 150
Median hourly rate £22.25 £21.00 £18.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.95% +12.30% -
10th Percentile £12.70 £12.44 £12.50
90th Percentile £65.83 £78.75 £31.68
England median hourly rate £18.50 £17.19 £15.70
% change year-on-year +7.65% +9.46% +1.29%

Microsoft is in the Vendor Products and Services category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services advertised in London.

All Vendors
London
Contract vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services 6,350 14,040 18,305
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 39.83% 40.04% 39.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,054 9,510 12,378
Median daily rate £500 £500 £500
10th Percentile £300 £263 £275
90th Percentile £700 £675 £675
England median daily rate £465 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +3.33% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 92 260 317
Median hourly rate £35.00 £20.67 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +69.37% +8.76% -5.00%
10th Percentile £13.68 £12.44 £12.75
90th Percentile £70.00 £53.32 £47.20
Median hourly rate £35.00 £19.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year +84.21% +8.57% +0.72%

Microsoft
Job Vacancy Trend in London

Job postings citing Microsoft as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in London.

Job vacancy trend for Microsoft in London

Microsoft
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Microsoft in London.

Daily rate trend for Microsoft in London

Microsoft
Daily Rate Histogram in London

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Microsoft in London over the 6 months to 28 November 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Microsoft in London

Microsoft
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in London

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Microsoft in London.

Hourly rate trend for Microsoft in London

Microsoft
Hourly Rate Histogram in London

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Microsoft in London over the 6 months to 28 November 2020.

Hourly rate histogram for Microsoft in London

Microsoft
Contract Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft within the London region over the 6 months to 28 November 2020. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Central London -4 247 £495 +10.00% 169
West London -2 45 £350 -3.45% 38
East London +3 16 £263 -41.67% 37
South London -13 16 £325 -7.47% 16
Microsoft
England

For the 6 months to 28 November 2020, IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the London region with a requirement for Microsoft.

1 700 (47.81%) Azure
2 361 (24.66%) Windows
3 346 (23.63%) Finance
4 327 (22.34%) Agile Software Development
5 325 (22.20%) Active Directory
6 307 (20.97%) SQL
7 305 (20.83%) Office 365
8 250 (17.08%) SQL Server
9 234 (15.98%) DevOps
10 233 (15.92%) Business Intelligence
11 229 (15.64%) Power Platform
12 200 (13.66%) .NET
13 199 (13.59%) Microsoft Office
14 189 (12.91%) C#
15 185 (12.64%) Migration
16 178 (12.16%) PowerShell
17 176 (12.02%) SharePoint
18 169 (11.54%) Security Cleared
19 167 (11.41%) AWS
20 162 (11.07%) Microsoft Excel
20 162 (11.07%) Power BI
21 160 (10.93%) Analytical Skills
22 149 (10.18%) Problem-Solving
23 142 (9.70%) VMware
24 141 (9.63%) Public Sector
25 138 (9.43%) Windows 10
26 137 (9.36%) SC Cleared
27 128 (8.74%) Scrum
27 128 (8.74%) Python
28 124 (8.47%) Dynamics 365

Microsoft
Co-occurring IT Skills in London by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 176 (12.02%) SharePoint
2 57 (3.89%) Skype for Business
3 40 (2.73%) Confluence
3 40 (2.73%) MS Exchange
4 26 (1.78%) IIS
5 24 (1.64%) CMS
6 12 (0.82%) BizTalk Server
6 12 (0.82%) Exchange Server 2010
7 11 (0.75%) Apache Spark
7 11 (0.75%) SharePoint 2013
8 10 (0.68%) Apache
9 8 (0.55%) nginx
10 7 (0.48%) NServiceBus
10 7 (0.48%) SharePoint 2010
11 6 (0.41%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 6 (0.41%) Elasticsearch
11 6 (0.41%) Jetty
11 6 (0.41%) Tomcat
12 5 (0.34%) Exchange Server 2013
12 5 (0.34%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 199 (13.59%) Microsoft Office
2 162 (11.07%) Microsoft Excel
3 64 (4.37%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 36 (2.46%) MS Visio
5 35 (2.39%) Microsoft Project
6 7 (0.48%) Photoshop
7 6 (0.41%) Chatbot
7 6 (0.41%) Spreadsheet
8 5 (0.34%) Camtasia
8 5 (0.34%) Gephi
9 2 (0.14%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 2 (0.14%) Figma
10 1 (0.068%) Acrobat
10 1 (0.068%) Adobe Illustrator
10 1 (0.068%) Blender
10 1 (0.068%) InDesign
10 1 (0.068%) InfoPath
10 1 (0.068%) Snagit
10 1 (0.068%) SPSS
10 1 (0.068%) Stata
Business Applications
1 70 (4.78%) Dynamics CRM
2 18 (1.23%) Dynamics AX
3 13 (0.89%) Dynamics NAV
4 4 (0.27%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
5 3 (0.20%) Oracle Financials
5 3 (0.20%) SAP ERP
6 2 (0.14%) Aligne
6 2 (0.14%) Infor M3
6 2 (0.14%) Magento
6 2 (0.14%) Maximo
6 2 (0.14%) Sentinel
6 2 (0.14%) Workfront
7 1 (0.068%) Elite 3E
7 1 (0.068%) PeopleSoft HCM
7 1 (0.068%) Raiser's Edge
7 1 (0.068%) ReMetrica
7 1 (0.068%) Sage 200
7 1 (0.068%) SAP S/4HANA
7 1 (0.068%) Siebel CRM
7 1 (0.068%) Towers Watson Igloo
Cloud Services
1 700 (47.81%) Azure
2 305 (20.83%) Office 365
3 229 (15.64%) Power Platform
4 167 (11.41%) AWS
5 124 (8.47%) Dynamics 365
6 107 (7.31%) Azure Active Directory
7 77 (5.26%) PowerApps
8 76 (5.19%) Serverless
9 74 (5.05%) IaaS
10 70 (4.78%) PaaS
11 51 (3.48%) OneDrive
12 49 (3.35%) Logic Apps
13 47 (3.21%) SaaS
14 46 (3.14%) Azure Functions
15 42 (2.87%) GCP
16 40 (2.73%) Azure Data Factory
16 40 (2.73%) Power Automate
17 33 (2.25%) Cloud Computing
18 30 (2.05%) GitHub
19 27 (1.84%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 94 (6.42%) DNS
2 79 (5.40%) Firewall
3 75 (5.12%) Skype
4 55 (3.76%) TCP/IP
4 55 (3.76%) VPN
5 52 (3.55%) DHCP
6 38 (2.60%) LAN
7 35 (2.39%) WAN
8 24 (1.64%) Wi-Fi
9 22 (1.50%) Internet
9 22 (1.50%) SAN
9 22 (1.50%) VoIP
10 20 (1.37%) Unified Communications
11 18 (1.23%) Kerberos
12 17 (1.16%) Network Security
13 15 (1.02%) HTTP
13 15 (1.02%) Intranet
14 14 (0.96%) VLAN
15 11 (0.75%) WLAN
16 10 (0.68%) DMZ
Database & Business Intelligence
1 250 (17.08%) SQL Server
2 162 (11.07%) Power BI
3 93 (6.35%) Data Warehouse
4 77 (5.26%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 64 (4.37%) Data Lake
6 54 (3.69%) Azure SQL Database
7 51 (3.48%) Big Data
8 50 (3.42%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 39 (2.66%) Relational Database
10 36 (2.46%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 30 (2.05%) PostgreSQL
11 30 (2.05%) Tableau
12 29 (1.98%) MySQL
13 25 (1.71%) Cosmos DB
13 25 (1.71%) NoSQL
14 17 (1.16%) Hadoop
14 17 (1.16%) Microsoft Analysis Services
15 16 (1.09%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
15 16 (1.09%) MongoDB
16 14 (0.96%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 96 (6.56%) Git (software)
2 72 (4.92%) Jenkins
3 59 (4.03%) JIRA
4 46 (3.14%) Visual Studio Team System
5 32 (2.19%) GitLab
5 32 (2.19%) Team Foundation Server
6 27 (1.84%) Visual Studio
7 21 (1.43%) SonarQube
8 20 (1.37%) Sonatype Nexus
9 19 (1.30%) Subversion
10 15 (1.02%) Maven
11 14 (0.96%) Artifactory
12 13 (0.89%) TeamCity
13 12 (0.82%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 12 (0.82%) Selenium
14 10 (0.68%) gulp
15 8 (0.55%) Bitbucket
16 7 (0.48%) MSI
16 7 (0.48%) NUnit
17 6 (0.41%) Gradle
General
1 346 (23.63%) Finance
2 141 (9.63%) Public Sector
3 113 (7.72%) Banking
4 70 (4.78%) Marketing
5 49 (3.35%) Retail
6 46 (3.14%) Telecoms
7 37 (2.53%) Manufacturing
8 31 (2.12%) Front Office
9 29 (1.98%) Electronics
10 28 (1.91%) Advertising
11 26 (1.78%) Investment Banking
11 26 (1.78%) Legal
12 25 (1.71%) Law
13 20 (1.37%) Financial Institution
14 16 (1.09%) Local Government
15 13 (0.89%) Publishing
16 12 (0.82%) Police
17 10 (0.68%) Back Office
17 10 (0.68%) Pharmaceutical
18 9 (0.61%) French Language
Job Titles
1 270 (18.44%) Developer
2 188 (12.84%) Architect
3 177 (12.09%) Analyst
4 126 (8.61%) Consultant
5 75 (5.12%) Azure Engineer
6 55 (3.76%) C# Developer
7 53 (3.62%) .NET Developer
8 48 (3.28%) Project Manager
9 46 (3.14%) DevOps Engineer
10 43 (2.94%) Azure Developer
11 41 (2.80%) Business Analyst
12 40 (2.73%) Support Engineer
13 39 (2.66%) Azure Architect
14 37 (2.53%) Cloud Architect
15 36 (2.46%) Data Engineer
15 36 (2.46%) Infrastructure Engineer
16 35 (2.39%) Administrator
17 33 (2.25%) Business Intelligence Developer
18 32 (2.19%) Senior Developer
19 31 (2.12%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 200 (13.66%) .NET
2 78 (5.33%) HTML
3 54 (3.69%) Web Services
4 51 (3.48%) .NET Core
5 50 (3.42%) CSS
6 48 (3.28%) ASP.NET
7 45 (3.07%) Kafka
8 43 (2.94%) .NET Framework
9 42 (2.87%) AngularJS
9 42 (2.87%) JSON
9 42 (2.87%) React
10 40 (2.73%) XML
11 38 (2.60%) ASP.NET Web API
12 35 (2.39%) HTML5
13 27 (1.84%) REST
14 24 (1.64%) Node.js
15 21 (1.43%) LDAP
16 20 (1.37%) jQuery
16 20 (1.37%) RabbitMQ
16 20 (1.37%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 160 (10.93%) Analytical Skills
2 63 (4.30%) Data Centre
3 54 (3.69%) User Experience
4 53 (3.62%) Management Information System
5 36 (2.46%) Public Cloud
6 31 (2.12%) NHS
7 27 (1.84%) Greenfield Project
7 27 (1.84%) Private Cloud
8 26 (1.78%) Data Structures
8 26 (1.78%) Hybrid Cloud
9 24 (1.64%) Video Conferencing
10 22 (1.50%) Blackberry
11 20 (1.37%) Self-Motivation
12 19 (1.30%) PKI
13 18 (1.23%) Virtual Team
14 15 (1.02%) Mobile App
15 14 (0.96%) Cloud Native
15 14 (0.96%) Clustering
16 11 (0.75%) Algorithms
16 11 (0.75%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 361 (24.66%) Windows
2 138 (9.43%) Windows 10
3 121 (8.27%) Windows Server
4 94 (6.42%) Linux
5 60 (4.10%) Windows 7
6 46 (3.14%) Windows Server 2012
7 37 (2.53%) Windows Server 2016
8 32 (2.19%) Apple iOS
9 27 (1.84%) Windows Server 2008
10 26 (1.78%) Windows Server 2019
11 25 (1.71%) Unix
12 21 (1.43%) Android
13 20 (1.37%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 13 (0.89%) Mac OS
14 13 (0.89%) Windows Mobile
15 12 (0.82%) Solaris
16 11 (0.75%) Ubuntu
16 11 (0.75%) VMS
16 11 (0.75%) Windows 8
17 9 (0.61%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 327 (22.34%) Agile Software Development
2 234 (15.98%) DevOps
3 233 (15.92%) Business Intelligence
4 185 (12.64%) Migration
5 149 (10.18%) Problem-Solving
6 128 (8.74%) Scrum
7 107 (7.31%) Analytics
8 101 (6.90%) Project Management
9 100 (6.83%) ITIL
10 95 (6.49%) Data Modelling
11 93 (6.35%) Project Delivery
12 86 (5.87%) CRM
13 81 (5.53%) Microservices
14 76 (5.19%) Change Management
15 71 (4.85%) Cybersecurity
15 71 (4.85%) Stakeholder Management
16 69 (4.71%) Data Architecture
17 66 (4.51%) Information Security
18 62 (4.23%) Data Management
19 60 (4.10%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 307 (20.97%) SQL
2 189 (12.91%) C#
3 178 (12.16%) PowerShell
4 128 (8.74%) Python
5 109 (7.45%) JavaScript
6 61 (4.17%) Java
6 61 (4.17%) T-SQL
7 30 (2.05%) VB
8 28 (1.91%) Bash Shell
9 25 (1.71%) VBA
10 23 (1.57%) VBScript
11 21 (1.43%) C++
11 21 (1.43%) R
12 20 (1.37%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
13 17 (1.16%) C
14 16 (1.09%) TypeScript
15 13 (0.89%) PL/SQL
16 11 (0.75%) Perl
17 10 (0.68%) Ruby
17 10 (0.68%) Scala
Qualifications
1 169 (11.54%) Security Cleared
2 137 (9.36%) SC Cleared
3 80 (5.46%) Degree
4 57 (3.89%) Microsoft Certification
5 45 (3.07%) DV Cleared
6 27 (1.84%) MCSE
7 24 (1.64%) Cisco Certification
8 19 (1.30%) CISSP
9 17 (1.16%) Master's Degree
10 16 (1.09%) BPSS Clearance
11 15 (1.02%) CCNA
11 15 (1.02%) ISEB
12 14 (0.96%) MCSA
13 11 (0.75%) Computer Science Degree
13 11 (0.75%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
14 10 (0.68%) CCIE
14 10 (0.68%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
15 8 (0.55%) CCNP
16 7 (0.48%) ITIL Certification
16 7 (0.48%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 41 (2.80%) QA
2 38 (2.60%) Data Quality
3 28 (1.91%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 19 (1.30%) SLA
5 17 (1.16%) GDPR
5 17 (1.16%) PMO
6 10 (0.68%) COBIT
6 10 (0.68%) PCI DSS
6 10 (0.68%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 7 (0.48%) HMG Security Policy Framework
7 7 (0.48%) ISO/IEC 17025
8 6 (0.41%) NIST
9 5 (0.34%) ISO/IEC 20000
10 4 (0.27%) Government Security Classifications
10 4 (0.27%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
10 4 (0.27%) MiFID
11 3 (0.20%) ISO 9001
12 2 (0.14%) IFRS
12 2 (0.14%) NCSC
13 1 (0.068%) IFRS 9
System Software
1 325 (22.20%) Active Directory
2 102 (6.97%) VMware Infrastructure
3 84 (5.74%) Docker
4 29 (1.98%) VMware ESXi
5 26 (1.78%) Hyper-V
6 18 (1.23%) Virtual Machines
6 18 (1.23%) vSphere
6 18 (1.23%) XenApp
7 14 (0.96%) Virtual Desktop
8 12 (0.82%) Microsoft App-V
8 12 (0.82%) XenDesktop
9 8 (0.55%) VMware NSX
10 5 (0.34%) BitLocker
10 5 (0.34%) Terminal Server
11 4 (0.27%) NFS
11 4 (0.27%) VMFS
12 3 (0.20%) Virtual Servers
13 2 (0.14%) HDFS
13 2 (0.14%) VMware Server
13 2 (0.14%) Xen
Systems Management
1 108 (7.38%) SCCM
2 69 (4.71%) Terraform
3 61 (4.17%) Kubernetes
4 58 (3.96%) Microsoft Intune
5 41 (2.80%) Ansible
6 25 (1.71%) Single Sign-On
7 19 (1.30%) Opscode Chef
8 18 (1.23%) Puppet
9 15 (1.02%) SCOM
9 15 (1.02%) WSUS
10 10 (0.68%) AirWatch
10 10 (0.68%) Microsoft Clustering
10 10 (0.68%) QRadar
11 9 (0.61%) Cisco CUCM
12 8 (0.55%) HP Quality Center
12 8 (0.55%) Jamf Pro
13 7 (0.48%) EnCase
14 6 (0.41%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
14 6 (0.41%) Nagios
14 6 (0.41%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 142 (9.70%) VMware
2 84 (5.74%) Cisco
3 81 (5.53%) Oracle
4 78 (5.33%) Databricks
5 61 (4.17%) Citrix
6 53 (3.62%) SAP
7 47 (3.21%) Google
8 37 (2.53%) HP
9 26 (1.78%) Red Hat
9 26 (1.78%) Splunk
10 25 (1.71%) Salesforce.com
11 22 (1.50%) Palo Alto
12 21 (1.43%) ServiceNow
13 20 (1.37%) SolarWinds
14 19 (1.30%) StreamSets
15 16 (1.09%) Dell
16 15 (1.02%) NetApp
17 14 (0.96%) Apple
17 14 (0.96%) IBM
17 14 (0.96%) Sybase